Current social enterprise landscape in Croydon

Despite a challenging economic landscape in recent years, the social enterprise sector is continuing to flourish. What’s particularly encouraging is that social enterprises attract a higher proportion of female leaders compared to other sectors. Social Enterprises in Croydon such as Skye Alexandra House CIC are providing workshops and events to inspire, empower and change the mind-set of young women aged 14-30.

Key objectives

As a Social Enterprise Place, Croydon is committed to growing social enterprise communities across the county by bringing together the council, businesses, charities, budding social entrepreneurs and local people – and encouraging people to buy social!

Councillor Toni Letts, Croydon Council’s cabinet member for economic development, said:

“We are delighted to be awarded Social Enterprise Place status, which recognises the number of businesses in Croydon that reinvest their profits in making a difference by tackling social issues such as improving communities and the environment. It also recognises the council's determination to grow our social enterprise community. Having this status will bring together the council, local businesses and charities so we can work together to build on the hive of social enterprise activity that already exists in Croydon.”